Two Chinese officials executed for bribery

July 19th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Two former vice mayors of China’s Hangzhou and Suzhou cities were executed Tuesday for bribery, the China Daily reported.

It said the Supreme People’s Court approved the death sentence given to Xu Maiyong and Jiang Renjie.

Xu sought and accepted 145 million yuan ($22.2 million) in bribes and embezzled another 53.59 million yuan from a state-run property development firm.

Jiang took bribes, including 108 million yuan in cash, from property developers.

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